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Penalties for DUI include imprisonment, fines, and more. Protect your future with our help.
We are prepared to draw upon our vast experience to ensure you are protected--no matter the charge.
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Alabama has among the toughest drunk driving laws and penalties in the
nation. While it is no secret that
driving under the influence (DUI) has serious consequences, several circumstances can lead to “aggravated”
DUI charges and increased penalties. Drivers who have children under 14 in their car at the time of an arrest
can face especially severe punishments. If convicted, penalties including
prison sentences, fines, and license suspensions can be doubled. This
is true even if no accidents or injuries resulted from an offense. Other
circumstances which can lead to increased charges include prior DUI convictions,
an exceptionally high blood alcohol content, or if injuries occurred.
As of 2011, Alabama enacted new legislation which increases the punishments
for many drunk driving offenses including when a minor is present in the
car. After a license suspension has ended, drivers will be required to
install an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle. IID’s
monitor a driver’s blood alcohol content through the administration
of breath tests and can be installed for two years or longer. If a driver
fails to complete a test when prompted or if the device detects any alcohol,
the car will cease to operate and the authorities will be notified. A
failed IID test can be charged as a separate crime with drivers facing
After an arrest for DUI, you will need to act fast in order to retain your
driving privileges and maximize the strength of your defense. Do not waste
any time in contacting Tidwell Law Group, LLC. Our Birmingham DUI attorneys
understand the legal complexities specific to DUI charges involving minors
and can help you to overcome the challenges which lie ahead. It is understandable
that you will have questions about the nature of your case. Get the answers
you need in a
free consultation with our attorneys and discover how we can work to protect your future.
Do you need an aggressive DUI attorney? Call (205) 800-8596 today and learn
about your legal options.